I have just worked out that since the middle of April I have spent 119 days living at high altitude, very high altitude or extreme altitude. This means that for 119 days I have been used to living in a space 7ft x 4ft x 4ft. I genuinely feel as if I am suffering from agoraphobia having returned home!
Now, the sensible thing would be to kick back and enjoy the break before the Scottish winter season kicks in, but that would be far too easy. My list of things to do and projects are as high as the mountains that I've been climbing and I can't wait to get stuck in.
I read recently a thing about farmers and how they thrive on suffering, working long hours and keeping busy. Considering I actually have come from farming stock I think that if I wasn't a climber I would be a farmer.
You know when you have been spending too long in one place when you have left all your equipment there. So for the first time ever, I actually don't have to worry about excess baggage or using all the tactics at airports to avoid the hefty charges.
This will be a big trip for me. Not because it is technical or mega high, but because of Manaslu.
My friends have been absolutely fabulous this past fortnight, in more ways than they probably realise.
So, today I am heading back out to Kathmandu for another 4 weeks of fun packed adventures. This time, we're attempted a peak called Himlung Himal and we will be updating the Adventure Peaks news page whenever we can. What is going to be super exciting is on return to the UK it will be the Scottish winter season and that, my lovelies, is the best season of them all.